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11
Dec

How is Alimony Affected by the Length of a Marriage in Florida?

Divorce is a difficult emotional process, no matter how long the marriage has lasted. In the state of Florida, a marriage is considered short-term if it lasts less than seven years. A moderate-term marriage is considered to be seven to 17 years, and marriages lasting more than 17 years are considered a be long-term. When it comes to property division, Florida is an equitable distribution state, but the court does consider many factors and depending on the length of your marriage, the courts will award support and divide property in a manner that they feel is adequate and fair, with that in mind. In the case of short-term marriages, be aware that the outcome may be different from what may be ...

08
Nov

How is Marital Property Typically Divided in a Florida Divorce?

Always Seek Representation When Dividing Up Marital Assets The division of marital property can be one of the toughest aspects of any divorce, and that is why, even in what seems to be an amicable situation, it is best to seek legal representation when considering a divorce. Sometimes divorcing couples can agree about how to divide their property either on their own or with the help of a mediator and the courts will generally uphold these agreements. However, if a couple can’t reach an agreement, an arbitrator or judge will decide and take into consideration a variety of circumstances including the following: Length of the marriage Economic status of each of the spouses If the ...

18
Oct

Determining if Your Home is a Marital or Non-Marital Asset

What Will Happen to My Marital Home in My Divorce? The marital home can be one of the most important assets in a divorce settlement. Be aware that if the property was individually acquired before the marriage, it should to be treated as separate, non-marital property and will not be subject to an equitable distribution. However, very often, the separate property may become classified as marital property due to various circumstances and that changes everything as far as asset division. If both spouses are listed as owners, if equal access to the separate property was granted to both spouses, or if the separate property has been commingled with marital assets, then that property may become ma ...

15
Sep

What Does “Equitable Distribution” Mean in a Florida Divorce?

If you are about to go through a divorce in the state of Florida, you probably have several questions about the division of assets and liabilities. First, it is important to understand that Florida operates under the laws of “equitable distribution,” which means “fair” division, but does not necessarily mean “equal” division. While it may be possible for the parties involved in the divorce to come to a mutually-acceptable agreement about how assets and liabilities will be divided, in many cases, when an agreement can’t be reached,  a judge will step in to divide assets and debt. Unfortunately, this often results in one or both of the parties being very dissatisfied. While it might be presume ...

26
Aug

3 Common Legal Issues Men Face Associated with Divorce

Divorce itself can be an emotional and financial drain on all parties involved.  While nobody is exempt from the difficulty, it can be especially tricky to understand the rights and options for men during the process. While nothing can erase all the challenges, it can certainly be simplified by hiring a qualified divorce lawyer for men to help you walk through some of the most common legal issues that arise. Child Custody and Visitation Any divorce lawyer for men will tell you that child custody and visitation can be one of the messiest parts about divorce. When high emotions clash with what is in the best interest of the child, sometimes it can be challenging to identify what proper visit ...

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